Man City Favorites To Sign Barcelona Target Fabinho

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Monaco’s highly sought after full back Fabinho’s father has dropped a major hint that Manchester City could be leading the race to sign his son in the summer transfer window, while Manchester United are also linked with the defender.

The versatile defender has proved his doubters wrong with impressive performances since moving to Monaco back in 2015 and despite his deep-lying position on the field, he has scored 11 times in just 50 games for the French club.

It is believed that the 23-year-old will be looking for a top European club at the end of this season, with Barcelona reported to be a strong contenders to secure the Brazilian’s signature as manager Luis Enrique keen to solve his team’s issues at right-back.

However, Fabinho’s father has now fuelled speculations over his extremely talented son’s potential move to the Premier League after confirming that as many as three clubs in England are willing to start transfer talks.

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Joao Fabinho told J+1 (as quoted by the Metro): ‘We have been in talks with Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal and approached by Barcelona.”

Despite confessing that a number of clubs were looking to sign his son, Fabinho senior suggested that the more likely destination could be the Etihad stadium.

“We like Manchester United and [Jose] Mourinho’s work, but we have a soft spot for Manchester City,” he added.

The ‘soft spot’ that Fabinho’s father referred to is most likely because of the opportunity to play under current Man City boss Pep Guardiola.

The Spaniard is arguably one of the best coaches in the world and though his excellent reputation may have taken a blow in his debut season in the top flight of English football, still his vision and ideology for the game is something that still attracts many players all over the world.


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